Section 12.3.0

Emergency Gravity Gear Extension Handle


The Emergency Gravity Gear Extension Handle provides landing gear extension in the event of electrical, hydraulic, or mechanical failure.

OPERATION - To put the landing gear down by gravity, the crew must pull the emergency gear extension handle out then turn it clockwise for three turns. When the flight crew operates the emergency gear extension handle, the cutoff valve shuts off hydraulics to the landing gear system and depressurizes it. This allows the landing gear to fall free to the down lock position by gravity.

  • Takeoff / Go-Around (TO/GA)
  • Flex/Max Continuous Thrust (FLX/MCT)
  • Climb (CL)
  • Forward Idle
  • Max Reverse